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purse seine

n.
A fishing seine that is drawn into the shape of a bag to enclose the catch.

purse seiner n.
purse seining n.

purse seine

n
(Fishing) a large net towed, usually by two boats, that encloses a school of fish and is then closed at the bottom by means of a line resembling the string formerly used to draw shut the neck of a money pouch or purse

purse′ seine`


n.
1. a large seine, for use generally by two boats, that is drawn around a school of fish and then closed at the bottom.
2. the use of a seine to capture large schools of fish, esp. tuna.
purse′-seine`, v.i. -seined, -sein•ing.
purse′-sein`er, n.
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Noun1.purse seine - a seine designed to be set by two boats around a school of fish and then closed at the bottom by means of a linepurse seine - a seine designed to be set by two boats around a school of fish and then closed at the bottom by means of a line
seine - a large fishnet that hangs vertically, with floats at the top and weights at the bottom
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Sampling gear in the EPS study was restricted to fine-mesh purse seines. The purse seine used during 2001-2002 was shorter and shallower (100 m x 4.6 m; area: 796 [m.sup.2]) than the seine used during 2003 and 2006-2012 (155 m x 10.6 m; area: 1912 [m.sup.2]); but the mesh size of both nets was identical throughout (stretched mesh opening: 17 mm; knotless bunt mesh: 15 mm).
Best choice or Good alternative: Tuna caught by trolls, poles, or FAD-free purse seines. (FADs--fish aggregating devices--attract, catch, and waste a lot of other fish.) That typically means smaller brands like Wild Planet and Raincoast Trading.
Each harbor can handle the use of a limited number of purse seines but Lebanon lacks strong biological data to regulate its use, meaning that nearly a dozen of the large nets can be deployed in a harbor only large enough for a few.
In this method, entire schools of fish are caught through large nets called purse seines. These nets catch whatever comes their way, resulting in an ample by-catch.
Greenpeace has long campaigned to stop the use of the method, which uses FADs to attract fish to huge nets called purse seines.
Greenpeace has long campaigned to stop the use of the "destructive" method, which uses the floating devices to attract fish to huge nets called purse seines. It says other species like sharks are often caught up in the nets.
During the initial decades of the snapper rig fishery, purse seines for bait were scaled-down versions of the larger nets used in the menhaden reduction fishery (which often approach 1,200 ft long and 80-90 ft deep).